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myosin

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noun my·o·sin \ˈmī-ə-sən\

Definition of myosin

  1. :  a fibrous globulin of muscle that can split ATP and that reacts with actin in muscle contraction to form actomyosin



Origin and Etymology of myosin

International Scientific Vocabulary my- + 2-ose + 1-in


First Known Use: 1942


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myosin

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noun my·o·sin \ˈmī-ə-sən\

Medical Definition of myosin

  1. 1:  actomyosin

  2. 2:  a fibrous globulin of muscle that can split ATP and that reacts with actin to form actomyosin




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